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==RPCEmu - Open Source RiscPC Emulator==
==RPCEmu - Open Source RiscPC Emulator==
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riscos.info maintains the source repository for RPCEmu, developed by Tom Walker.  Peter Naulls did the port to Linux. Chris Williams did the Mac OS X PPC port. RPCEmu is an dynamic recompiling (JIT) emulator of Acorn RiscPC-class hardware. It includes working emulation of ARM6, ARM7 and StrongARM cores, IDE and Floppy emulation, VIDC20 and IOMD chipset emulation, and other features.
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RPCEmu is currently maintained and distributed via the [http://www.marutan.net/rpcemuspoon RPCEmu Spoon Edition] website. Please check there for documentation, binary downloads, source code downloads and developer information.
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Present limitations:
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==Documentation==
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* No access to host floppy drives
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* [http://www.marutan.net/rpcemuspoon/manual/ Manual - All Platforms]
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* No network access (this is under development - see below)
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* [http://www.marutan.net/rpcemuspoon/windowscompile.html Windows Platform Compile Information]
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* Unable to run non-RISC OS operating systems correctly (eg Linux)
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* [http://www.marutan.net/rpcemuspoon/ro5.html Running RISC OS 5.15]
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==Developer help wanted==
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In case you are a developer and want to spend some time on RPCEmu project, this is a non-exhaustive list of ideas to get you inspired:
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* [[RPCEmu Linux Guide]] - Guide for installing the emulator on Linux and other documentation
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*It would be a good thing to have Windows, Linux and Mac OS X ports unified.
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* [[RPCEmu Mac Guide]] - Guide for patching and installing the emulator on Mac OS X Leopard.
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*Address its emulation limitations (like host drive and network access)
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* [[RPCEmu Windows Tips]] - Notes on the Windows version
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*Test the dynamic recompiler
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* [http://www.riscos.info/websvn/filedetails.php?repname=rpcemu&path=%2Ftrunk%2Fsrc%2Fdynarec.txt Dynamic recompiler technical documentation]
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Make sure you involve Tom Walker when doing development on RPCEmu.
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Networking is currently under development - there are currently two strands, [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000056.html one for Linux] with [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000059.html patch] and [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000060.html another for Windows].
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==Developer help wanted==
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In case you are a developer and want to spend some time on RPCEmu project, feel free to get involved, all bug reports patches and suggestions are welcome. The best places to start are on the [http://www.riscos.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ mailing list] and to check out the [http://www.marutan.net/rpcemuspoon/#developers developer information] and [http://home.marutan.net/hg/rpcemu sourcecode repository].
==References==
==References==
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* [[Source_repositories_overview#RPCEmu|Subversion repository for RPCEmu]]
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* [http://www.marutan.net/rpcemuspoon/ RPCEmu Home Page]
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* [http://home.marutan.net/hg/rpcemu RPCEmu Mercurial source repository]
* [http://www.riscos.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ RPCEmu mailing list]
* [http://www.riscos.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ RPCEmu mailing list]
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* [http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/arculator/ RPCEmu home page]
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* [http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/arculator/ Historical (Up to version 0.7) RPCEmu home page]
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Contents

RPCEmu - Open Source RiscPC Emulator

RPCEmu is currently maintained and distributed via the RPCEmu Spoon Edition website. Please check there for documentation, binary downloads, source code downloads and developer information.

Documentation

The following are largely deprecated, please be careful when mixing old documentation with newer releases

Developer help wanted

In case you are a developer and want to spend some time on RPCEmu project, feel free to get involved, all bug reports patches and suggestions are welcome. The best places to start are on the mailing list and to check out the developer information and sourcecode repository.

References

Emulation of RISC OS
Emulators:
RPCEmu, QEMU, Arcem, VirtualAcorn, RedSquirrel, Arculator
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